How To Get Through The Holiday Season When You Are Going Through A Divorce
Divorce can be especially challenging over the holiday season. Between the complex emotions, the changes in your routine and home life, and the financial uncertainty that often surrounds the situation, you may not feel much like celebrating. It is important to go easy on yourself and to realize that things will get better. Our Seminole divorce attorneys offer these tips to help you successfully get through the month ahead.
Six Tips To Help You Cope This Holiday Season
Going through the breakup of a marriage can wreak havoc in every area of your life. It is natural to experience a sense of mourning and sadness. Add in all the fuss surrounding the holiday season, and it is easy to feel overwhelmed. It is important to realize you are not alone. People struggle for a variety of reasons at this time of year. The following are tips that can help you in coping with your current situation:
- Avoid pointless arguments with your ex. Arguing at this point is largely futile. Once a divorce petition is filed through the Pinellas County Family Court, any discussions or negotiations between the two of you should be handled through your attorneys.
- Seek support from family and friends. While you may feel depressed and want to isolate, seek out support from trusted family members and friends. Most of the people in your life will want to help.
- Adjust your expectations. Realize that you are going through some dramatic changes and adjust your expectations for yourself and the holiday season appropriately. For example, you may not feel like decorating as much as in the past or attending as many events, particularly if they involve activities you and your spouse used to do together.
- Take time to rediscover what brings you joy. It is easy to lose sight of your individuality when you are part of a couple and over the past few years, your focus may have been on your spouse and how to fix your marriage. Take time this holiday season to rediscover old hobbies or interests and what brings you joy.
- Recognize nostalgia for what it is. The holidays are a nostalgic time of the year in general and it is natural to miss some of the good things about your marriage. However, getting back together even temporarily can impact your rights under the Florida Statutes. Before taking any actions, discuss the matter with your attorney first.
- Plan for the future. Instead of focusing on the past, plan for your future. Consider the type of lifestyle you want to live going forward and any personal or professional goals you want to achieve.
Contact Us Today for Help
At Reep Coleman & Stubbendorff, we provide the caring support and trusted legal guidance you need throughout your divorce proceedings. To discuss how we can help in your particular situation, reach out and call or contact our Seminole divorce attorney online and request a consultation today.